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120797
October 28, 2014, 10:23pm
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Mind games alert ?  
He seems a decent bloke so nothing personal but word of caution.
Careful what you accept at face value from rival fans...

Welcome captainox  
Suprised you say you have dark memories after managing to get out !
What happened to the promotion ones ?
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I remember when we played them at BP once, might even have been the last time they were here. They had a foreign manager, Argentinian or Uruguayan I think and they played this weird system of leaving 3 players up when we had a corner, so we had to take 4 players out the area to mark them. It was a strange to watch. I don't think he lasted in the job very long.


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Mind games alert ?  
He seems a decent bloke so nothing personal but word of caution.
Careful what you accept at face value from rival fans...


I think you think too much 80s

He's a bloke on a messageboard, not Michael Appleton speaking to the press!


“I hit the ball as though it owed me money.”
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I think you think too much 80s

He's a bloke on a messageboard, not Michael Appleton speaking to the press!




I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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I remember when we played them at BP once, might even have been the last time they were here. They had a foreign manager, Argentinian or Uruguayan I think and they played this weird system of leaving 3 players up when we had a corner, so we had to take 4 players out the area to mark them. It was a strange to watch. I don't think he lasted in the job very long.


Ramon Diaz, made a decent career for himself managing back in Argentina mind. Think he's just won the Argentinian League.
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I remember when we played them at BP once, might even have been the last time they were here. They had a foreign manager, Argentinian or Uruguayan I think and they played this weird system of leaving 3 players up when we had a corner, so we had to take 4 players out the area to mark them. It was a strange to watch. I don't think he lasted in the job very long.


If they've  seen our corners of recent times they'll be leaving 8 men up front  


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October 29, 2014, 3:48pm
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Quoted from Les Brechin
I remember when we played them at BP once, might even have been the last time they were here. They had a foreign manager, Argentinian or Uruguayan I think and they played this weird system of leaving 3 players up when we had a corner, so we had to take 4 players out the area to mark them. It was a strange to watch. I don't think he lasted in the job very long.


The last time we played at BP was a 1-1 draw in August 2005, Chris Hargreaves scored a last minute equaliser for us.

The time before (December 2004) would have been with the foreign manager - Ramon Diaz. Infact, it would have been one of his first games  before he managed to bring any of his own players in. (again it was 1-1) He was an excellent manager for us and left in very strange circumstances. (publically announced as failed contract talks) Some argument with our old chairman that resulted in him and his technical staff being banned from the stadium. Even when they tried to pay at the turnstile for the stand behind the goal, stewards were ordered to refuse them entry. All they wanted to do was say bye to the fans.
It was a strange time at OUFC, we suddenly had a Uruguayan left back, two Argentinian central midfielders and a host of European players on trial, not to mention, his two assistants, a doctor, a translator and three scouts - all Argentinian. His two sons also played for us so our team featured surnames such as Diaz, Corbo, Raponi, Comminelli, Karam. It was quite a magical few months but none of these blokes could really get up for away games at Darlington or a Friday night game at Scunthorpe.

It was after Diaz that Brian Talbot came in, ruined the team, got sacked and then we got relegated.

As for dark memories of the conference, they still cling on unfortunately, but there are some lighter ones; having 80% of the crowd away at Forest Green with the FGR fans being kept in after the game, playing the FA Trophy away at Sudbury and the website/radio team having to sit on top of a car to commentate and report on the match.
But trips to Farsley, Barrow, Northwich etc. will scar me forever.
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October 29, 2014, 3:56pm
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Mind games alert ?  
He seems a decent bloke so nothing personal but word of caution.
Careful what you accept at face value from rival fans...

Welcome captainox  
Suprised you say you have dark memories after managing to get out !
What happened to the promotion ones ?


If only it were mind games! I just enjoy talking to opposition fans in a friendly way. Can't be doing with alll the pointless sh!t that goes on over twitter etc. "We've got more fans than you" - who cares, it's the result that matters at the end of the day.

Touched on the dark memories in post. No doubt winning at Wembley was the best day of my life but I think the four years experience has made me very aware of how lucky we are to be back in the football league.
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120797
October 29, 2014, 6:48pm
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I think you think too much 80s

He's a bloke on a messageboard, not Michael Appleton speaking to the press!

Well I guess you're most probably right.

On the other hand it could be anybody !
Could be Appleton's brother/club scout, you just don't know !

I agree with his sentiment about the pointless biccering on twitter.
But are any GTFC fans gonna be moving over to the Oxford website for a friendly natter ?
Are any of us gonna be offering a full rundown of our season progress to date ?
Can't see it myself...

To be clear, I'm not suggesting we shouldn't be friendly at all.
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it's the result that matters at the end of the day.

Simply be careful !...
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captainox
October 29, 2014, 8:11pm
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Well I guess you're most probably right.

On the other hand it could be anybody !
Could be Appleton's brother/club scout, you just don't know !

I agree with his sentiment about the pointless biccering on twitter.
But are any GTFC fans gonna be moving over to the Oxford website for a friendly natter ?
Are any of us gonna be offering a full rundown of our season progress to date ?
Can't see it myself...

To be clear, I'm not suggesting we shouldn't be friendly at all.

Simply be careful !...


This is actually amazing

@captainox on twitter - I'm sure this will give you enough detail to show I'm not a spy
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